Our use of cell phones is increasing And not only to connect with your close circle and make phone calls, the mobile phone is also used as a work tool. 86% of students use their cell phones for at least an hour in their classroomsof 45% do so to discuss dating. 94% of 15 year olds already have their own smartphoneaccording to research from the agency published based on research from the National Institute of Statistics (INE) and UNESCO.
It is right by UNESCO when, last year, it was concluded that the mobile phones should be limited in schools to reduce disruption in the classroom and improve learning at the European level. France and Finland already use this measure and the United Kingdom He has been working to establish this ban in all his schools.
Spain also uses this measure
In Spain, Castilla-La Mancha is the first community who vetoed the use of cell phones in classfollowed by Galicia and Madrid, but there is no special authority from the Ministry of Education. In it La Ribera Institute, in Montcada and Reixac, in Barcelona, They said that the percentage I told you about should decrease.
It was the parents, in fact the students, who made the comments. It’s March camping, it would be great if the kids don’t bring their cell phones. Although at first it seemed like the world for them to do without their smartphones for three days, the experience was rewarding. After the debate in the faculty, with the AMPAschool council and evaluationit is finally in September when this site takes the measure and publishes a mobile free center.
The changes they faced with the initiative
Almost 350 students and 42 teachersof them Pepper Nut, the director of the center, comes every day to teach and receive classes without using their cell phones. He explained that “a few months ago there were thefts, complaints, harassment, etc. But with all the procedures we did, we decided to publish the center mobile-free.”
They have noticed a significant difference in the space, “without technology and more interaction. On the first day of the class, we were worried about what would happen and see how they do .There is good news and bad news, everything started well, but they took cell phones, Out of 300, we removed 5 cell phones.
Anna González and Daniel Mejías They are both students of this institute, where there are no cell phones. They are 14 and 17 years old and in the third year of ESO and the second year of the Baccalaureate. The student He admits that he sometimes uses his cell phone in class to look on social networks. For his part, Daniel explained that “It’s a positive change, I’m very happy with the environment now, people are more connected to us.”
The students noticed a lot of differences with what they did before during the holidays, “the change was drastic, We talk a lot, we talk a lot in class, we write, we don’t lock ourselves in our cell phones.“. They agree to the experience because they get more attention in the classes, but for someone who is alone on vacation and has no plans to do, it will take a little longer little to adapt to this new situation. Therefore, the conclusion that can be obtained from this initiative is that they receive dialogue and discussion.